Outside linebacker K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up prior to facing the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses To Draft

Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.


Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against Osi Umenyiora of the Atlanta Falcons  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Chiefs Show Winning NFL Gameplan Has Changed In Just Two Years

It was just two years ago that the passing game was everything in the NFL.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Defense Needs To Find New Anchor

No matter what scheme the Bears are playing, there’s one thing they can’t overcome.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

(credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.


Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Resilient Defense No Sure Thing This Year

Trestman and Tucker still have DE Julius Peppers, 33, OLB Lance Briggs, 32, and CB Charles Tillman, 32, to anchor the defense.

670 The Score–08/15/2013

Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Charles Tillman

Joniak’s Journal: Lovie Wants Bears Defense To Get Even Greedier

It looks like the Bears have an “offensive” defense once again.


Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Defense Set To Rest In Vaughn Family Massacre Trial

Christopher Vaughn’s own blood stain expert agreed with prosecutors Tuesday that his analysis of what happened in Vaughn’s Ford Expedition five years ago doesn’t match the Oswego man’s story.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Michael Delaney

Report: Murder Suspect Blames Trauma Suffered In Military For Actions

A former soldier from Wheaton accused of murdering a neighbor three years ago is asking a DuPage County judge to allow him to use a long-ago traumatic military experience as a defense.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Tom Brady

Silverman: In Today’s NFL, Offense Is King

There are no longer defenses that compare with the 1985 Bears.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Peterson Defense Witnesses: Savio Fell In Tub

Two pathologists testifying for Drew Peterson’s defense team said Kathleen Savio fell in her bathtub, knocked herself unconscious, and drowned — rebutting testimony from prosecution experts that her death was a homicide.


The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.


Quaretrback Donovan McNabb passes during the game against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Biggs: McNabb Is Not The Answer

Two games into the Caleb Hanie experiment, the Bears have lost two straight, and it’s becoming more and more clear that Hanie is not the answer.

670 The Score–12/05/2011

Mike Tolbert is hit by Corey Graham. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Graham: Without Cutler, Defense Needs To Step Up

On Tuesday, Corey Graham joined The Mully and Hanley Show to discuss the new importance placed on the defense.

670 The Score–11/22/2011

Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs

Angelo On D: We’re Too Experienced To Be Making Those Mistakes

Bears GM Jerry Angelo isn’t buying the idea that his defense is too old to play at an elite level, though.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears

Thayer: Bears Will Need A ‘Physical Approach’ Against Saints

The Bears will need a physical approach and a well-tuned strategy to defeat the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, says analyst Tom Thayer.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Lovie Smith

Bears Waiting For Defense To Kick In

Chicago has high expectations after making a run to the NFC championship game, and is banking on a defense that ranked among the best a year ago with Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs leading the way.


Emanuel And Blagojevich

Emanuel Says He’s Willing To Testify At Blagojevich Trial

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday wouldn’t say whether he’s been called to testify at former Gov. Blagojevich’s corruption trial, but did say he is willing to do so.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Could Rest Case Against Blagojevich On Thursday

Federal prosecutors have said they expect to rest their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, and the defense team has been told to be ready to begin presenting its case on Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his corruption retrial at his home on April 16, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Jurors Hear ‘F***ing Golden’ Tape In Blagojevich Trial

Jurors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday heard the secretly recorded phone conversation in which the former governor calls the U.S. Senate set he is accused of trying to sell “f***ing golden.”

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011